Be Sure To Visit Glasgow

 Finnieston Crane with the Hydro in background..........Credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

Credit: VisitScotland.com

Your ultimate guide for when you visit Glasgow

by Neil McPherson
27 July 2019


There is much to see and do when you visit Glasgow. 48 hours isn’t long enough to pack it all in – a “long” (Bank holiday) weekend would be more realistic. Even then there would be enough things left to entice you back again and again...

This guide aims to help while you are researching your trip. There is a lot of valuable detail, so you may find you come back to it a few times. To make it easier to find specific interests, the signposts below have links to help you quickly find what you are looking for. At the end of each section, there is also a "back to top" link that brings you back to the Table of Contents.

Glasgow is very easy to get around either on foot or using the very good public transport network.  So while you may choose to stay near the attractions that interest you most, other areas will also be easy to get to.

So, welcome!

Or as the Scots say  "Ceud mìle fàilte"  (a hundred thousand welcomes - Scots are a very friendly bunch and doubly so in Glasgow).

Contents

Why you must see Glasgow
How to get to Glasgow
How to get around in Glasgow
Things to see in Glasgow City centre
Bohemian West End
Clydeside & nearby
City East - the medieval roots
Southside  - history and expansive green spaces
Royal Exchange Square and Gallery of Modern Art

About Glasgow

Best time to see Glasgow

Is Glasgow worth visiting?

Glasgow & Glaswegians

Is Glasgow expensive to visit?

ALL BOUT GLASGOW ALL BOUT GLASGOW
Roadsign pointing to Glasgow airport


How to get to Glasgow

Glasgow Airport

Rail

Drive

By sea

WAYS TO GET TO GLASGOW WAYS TO GET TO GLASGOW

Glasgow hop-on, hop-off bus

How to get around Glasgow

Rail

Underground

Hop-on, Hop-off Bus

Walk

HOW TO GET AROUND WHEN IN GLASGOW HOW TO GET AROUND WHEN IN GLASGOW
Duke of Wellington outside Gallery of Modern Art

Credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

Things to See in Glasgow City Centre

The Lighthouse

Gallery of Modern Art

George Square

Nelson Mandela Place

Buchanan Street - the "Style Mile"

Merchant City

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Glasgow Central Station

National Piping & Bagpipe Museum

WHAT TO SEE IN GLASGOW CITY CENTRE WHAT TO SEE IN GLASGOW CITY CENTRE
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and  Museum

Credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

Bohemian West End

Glasgow Botanic Gardens & Kibble Palace

University of Glasgow

Byres Road & Ashton Lane

Kelvingrove Art Museum & Gallery




GLASGOW'S WEST END GLASGOW'S WEST END
Squinty Bridge at night

Credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

Clydeside & Nearby

Riverside Museum & Tallship

SECC - SSE Hydro & the Armadillo

Glasgow Science Centre

Finnieston Crane

Squinty Bridge

Clydeside Distillery

The Mitchell Library

WHAT TO SEE LOCATED NEAR THE CLYDE WHAT TO SEE LOCATED NEAR THE CLYDE
Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

City East - Glasgow's Medieval Roots

The Necropolis

St Mungo Museum

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Green & Peoples' Palace

WHAT TO SEE TO UNDERSTAND GLASGOW'S BEGINNINGS WHAT TO SEE TO UNDERSTAND GLASGOW'S BEGINNINGS
Pollok House and gardens

Credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

Southside - An Historic Battlefield & Gorgeous Green Spaces

Pollok Country Park & Pollok House

Queens Park

The Burrell Collection

Hampden Park & the Scottish Football Museum



SEE THE SIGHTS OF GLASGOW'S SOUTHSIDE SEE THE SIGHTS OF GLASGOW'S SOUTHSIDE

Accommodation

See our picks to enhance your stay.



Glasgow Eateries

See our list of preferred eateries.  You can also check out pics and thoughts on Glasgow eateries from our favourite (and well-travelled) food blogger.